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Can NJ Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees to Return to Work?

Can NJ Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees to Return to Work?

Author: Sarah E. TornettaDate: June 24, 2021

With vaccination rates up and infection rates down, many employers are preparing for a return to the workplace. While return to work plans involve a number of important considerations, one of the most significant (and controversial) is whether employees should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. While many workers have willingly been vaccinated, a sizable segment of the population remains hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which leaves employers in a tough position.

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